1/31/2023

Jan 31 2023

As I reported previously, Achill Lament reached the finals of the UK Songwriting Contest 2022, something only 4 of my songs have achieved over many years of entering this contest.  I was hoping it might just win one of the categories but now the results are in and it is officially a runner-up in both!  I should be grateful I have got to the finals, and I am, but I would love to win one of these years.  I don't think it would be life changing, but it might just persuade my family that I can write and produce songs!!


Great to see My Christmas Love in the BJ charts, well done Cyndi for a great vocal.

Just uploaded Blue Two, a Latin Rock instrumental, great to get back to the guitar again.........

1/28/2023

Jan 28 2023

As I reported previously, Achill Lament reached the finals of the UK Songwriting Contest 2022, something only 4 of my songs have achieved over many years of entering this contest.  I was hoping it might just win one of the categories but now the results are in and it is officially a runner-up in both!  I should be grateful I have got to the finals, and I am, but I would love to win one of these years.  I don't think it would be life changing, but it might just persuade my family that I can write and produce songs!!


Great to see My Christmas Love in the BJ charts, well done Cyndi for a great vocal.

1/26/2023

Jan 26 2023

Quite a bit of collaborative work in recent months.  Finished arranging and producing Comes And Goes, a beautiful song written by John Walradt and sung by Sarah Harralson, also played the guitar break in John's Raindrop Soul very proud to be associated with these projects.


I am also involved in another exciting project with Bjam members from the US and NZ.  Has great potential but is a work in progress at this time.  Watch this space. 


Cyndi Corkran very kindly sang a brilliant vocal for My Christmas Love, a song I've had on the go for many years, thank you Cyndi.

Achill Lament has got to the Final of the UK Songwriting Contest in two categories.  It has just been confirmed as a runner up in the World Music category but is still on the short list for the Instrumental category.


Two songs under consideration and several songs featuring heavily in Bjam charts, so things could be very much worse.  


 

1/13/2023

Jan 13 2023

Quite a bit of collaborative work in recent months.  Finished arranging and producing Comes And Goes, a beautiful song written by John Walradt and sung by Sarah Harralson, also played the guitar break in John's Raindrop Soul very proud to be associated with these projects.


I am also involved in another exciting project with Bjam members from the US and NZ.  Has great potential but is a work in progress at this time.  Watch this space. 


Cyndi Corkran very kindly sang a brilliant vocal for My Christmas Love, a song I've had on the go for many years, thank you Cyndi.

Achill Lament has got to the Final of the UK Songwriting Contest in two categories, Instrumental and World Music - still awaiting final results.  Back To A Younger Me reached the Semi Finals in the Adult Contemporary category but my highest hope, The Drawing Room got a disappointing Highly Commended (pat on the back).  

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Dec 11 2022

For some years now I have enjoyed collaborating with other musicians and songwriters.  Apart from one or two, I have met up with these musical friends through Broadjam, some I have approached, others have come to me suggesting joint projects.  I live in the UK and most of my fellow collaborators live in the US so we have not met fact-to-face.  Recently I was proud to be asked to  arrange and produce Comes And Goes, a beautiful song written by John Walradt and sung by Sarah Harralson, I also played the guitar instrumental in John's Raindrop Soul.


I am involved in another exciting project with Bjam members from the US and NZ.  The song has great potential but is a work in progress at this time.  Cyndi Corkran kindly agreed to perform a wonderful vocal on My Christmas Love, a song we rushed out just before Christmas.  It needs a little tweaking here and there but there is no rush now that the season has passed.   


The UKSC 2022 is drawing to a close, the finalists have been decided but most category winners have yet to be announced.  Achill Lament has reached the final in two categories, Instrumental and World Music and I am keeping everything crossed for a category win - something I have not yet achieved.  Back To A Younger Me reached the semi finals but my great hope, The Drawing Room, managed only a disappointing Highly Commended (pat on the back).